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goon squad

A group of people hired or acting for the purposes of enforcement, protection, intimidation, and/or harassment on behalf of someone else. Primarily heard in US. After Mr. Smith refused to pay the mafia protection money, they sent a goon squad around to rough him up.
See also: goon, squad

gooned

slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were totally gooned!
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goon-platoon

slang A military platoon that is known for its misdeeds or mistakes. Please tell me I'm not going to be in charge of that goon-platoon.

goon

(gun)
1. n. a stupid person; a fool. Todd is a silly goon, but he’s a lot of fun at parties.
2. n. a hooligan; a thug or bodyguard. (Underworld.) Call off your goons!

goon squad

1. n. an organized group of thugs; a gang of toughs. (Underworld.) The goon squad Mr. Big sent around scared the devil out of Wilmer.
2. n. the police. My old buddy on the goon squad tells me there’ll be some action over on Maple Street tonight.
See also: goon, squad

gooned

(gund)
mod. drunk. (As though beat up by a goon.) His date was gooned by ten, and he had to take her home.
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goon-platoon

n. a platoon of misfits; a platoon that is noted for its errors. (Military.) Well, the goon-platoon’s done it again!
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Dogun Goon was arrested by Chinese inspector John McCabe of Boston on August 16, 1917, and charged with being unlawfully in the United States in violation of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
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